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September 26, 1908

RESTORATION OF THE CONJUNCTIVAL CULDE-SAC FOR THE INSERTION OF AN ARTIFICIAL EYE.

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ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(13):1070-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410130026002c
Abstract

Wherever great difficulty is encountered in combating a certain disease or condition, we also find numerous methods for its relief. Thus when we have an orbital socket contracted by scars from burns or otherwise, we have the choice of many modes of procedure for restoring its depth so that it may retain a glass eye. Knapp1 states that of the numerous attempts in the past twenty-five years which have been made to remedy this unfortunate condition he has not seen a single case either of his own or of others where there had been more than temporary improvement; this, too, including cases where the only object was to fit a stump for the prothesis of an artificial eye. Fuchs says cases of extensive symblepharon are incurable.

Czermak2 says there are many devices for relief of symblepharon, but few are successful. Nine years ago May3 reported the restoration

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